The Cuyahoga River Fire

Cleveland, OH

1969_SClevelandRiversCuyahogaFireOhio’s Cuyahoga River bursts into flames due to oil and chemicals floating on the surface. While the 1969 fire was the most covered by the media, the Cuyahoga river caught fire 13 times with the first recorded fire in 1868.

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